If you've been dragging your feet and waiting to renew your driver's license,  the state has just offered a little bit more of an extension.

According to WIVB, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns says the state is extending the expiration date for those documents that expired on or after March 1 of last year.

This is one of many extensions that have been offered since last year when everything began to shut down due to COVID-19, New York State allowed people a grace period where their expired license or registration would not give them a penalty or fine.

That grace period has been extended again. If your license expired after March 1, 2020 it will still be considered valid through February 26th this time.

They do encourage you to get it taken care of as soon as possible though.

It's also important to note that this is just for licenses and permits.  NYS ID's and vehicle registrations are not included in this extension.  Those were due as of November of 2020.

The good news is that many of the services you need have been reopened at the DMV.  And even better, a lot of them can be done online.

We were able to get my daughter in to get her driver's permit a few months ago.  We had to make an appointment, but we were able to get it done.  Now we have a new driver on the road.  So look out!

I had to renew my license a couple of months ago myself.  Luckily, the process was very easy online and I had my new license in just a couple of days. To make it even better, I couldn't get a new picture taken.  So the picture on my license still makes me look like I'm 25.

 

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